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Trooper James Blunden

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: James Edward Daniel Blunden

Ancestor's date of birth: 16/03/1867

Ancestor's date of death: 15/09/1950

Cause of Death: Age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: No details provided.

Service Number: 824

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 2nd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 111

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Custodian, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Served April 1901 - April 1902 in west then east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 4 June 1902. No further details provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Beenice Hill (Mrs), Normanhurst NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: grand-daughter


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